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6 ways to improve your posture for better health and to lower neck and back pain

If your back feels stiff and sore after hours of hunching over your textbooks, or if you’ve developed text neck from using your phone too much, don’t …

Yoga

If You Sit All Day, You Need This Yoga Flow in Your Life

We know movement should be a part of everyday life, but for the 108 million full-time workers in America who sit at a desk all day, that's far from …

Yoga

Princess Diana beats the Virgin Mary to be named the nation's ideal mother, Church of England poll finds

You might think that in a Church survey about the "ideal mother", the Virgin Mary would be an obvious winner.<p>But the Church of England's own Mothering Sunday poll has thrown up a surprising result.<p>Princess Diana beat the mother of Jesus Christ to the top spot, and was named the ideal mother by five …

Best Yoga Poses for Busy Professionals: Week One

Yoga has gained a fair amount of fame recently, but the philosophy itself is somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 years old. Much of the timeline is …

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

Bill Clinton

12 amazing facts about time zones

With the clocks going forward tonight, Telegraph Travel has uncovered a few oddities on the subject of time zones.<p>1. Greenland is in the same time zone as Britain<p>Despite its location in the middle of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Canada, a narrow slither of eastern Greenland - the weather …

Time Travel

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

Hinduism

7 Ways to Meditate Without Really Trying

Though it might feel like it takes a Herculean effort to be healthier, trying simple diet swaps, working just 10 percent harder to achieve a fitness goal, and powering down your phone before bed to get better sleep are all tiny tweaks you can make to your regular routine that can have a big impact. …

Meditation

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

7 Questions to Help You Decide If You'd Be Happier Single

Some people lead their best, most authentic, most fulfilling, and meaningful lives by living single. I call these people “single at heart.” They …

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, showed no mercy to Jon Kabat-Zinn in May 1970. The man now considered the godfather of modern mindfulness was a graduate student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an anti-Vietnam-war protester, agitating alongside the Black Panthers and …

Mindfulness

14 Remarkable Ways My Life Changed When I Quit Social Media | Inc.com

<i>How did your life change after leaving Social Media? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p>My friend Rafiq's Facebook status read, "I got a job offer from Google. Now I am the happiest person in the …

Social Media

Here's Exactly How to Trick Your Mind Into Being Happy

It should come as no surprise that much of what we do is born from the pursuit of happiness. But when it comes to defining the true meaning of …

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

German Shepherd dogs dying in misery due to intensive breeding

German Shepherds are living and dying in misery due to intensive breeding for “cosmetic” reasons, a major new report by the Royal Veterinary College has found.<p>A survey of data collected from 430 clinics across the UK reveals arthritis, cancer, aggression and sloping backs are afflicting the breed …

Veterinary Medicine

The 1 yoga pose to strengthen your arms

Your shoulders and upper arms can be a tough area to target with regular arm exercises like curls or dips. But adding a little yoga to your routine can help!<p>Meet the dophin push up. If you do these every day for a week or two, you will see beautiful definition in your shoulders and arms. Bonus: …

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Holistic Medicine

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Business (Canada)

How to Conquer Cravings, Stress-Eating and 6 Other Weight Loss Hurdles

You know what to do to lose weight: Eat a little less, move a little more, and figure out what works for your body. “No more chocolate,” you declare. …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

Back Pain

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

How to Prevent Blisters When Hiking and Backpacking

Don't Let Blisters Ruin Your Next Hike<p>Blisters can quickly ruin a perfect day in the backcountry. Blisters can happen to even the most experienced …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

Workouts

Running pounds down knee inflammation, says new study

While running for exercise is often lauded for the fact that it aids weight loss, improves cardiovascular and respiratory health and may even help …

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

<i>For</i> SELF, by Amy Marturana.<p>Another good reason to start getting more shut-eye.<p>The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We …